Two Globular Clusters and a Comet

NGC 6760, NGC 6749 and Comet Jacques on Oct 25, 2014.  13x180 sec @ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modifed Canon T3.
NGC 6760, NGC 6749 and Comet Jacques on Oct 25, 2014. 13×180 sec @ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modifed Canon T3.

Two globular clusters in Aquila and a very tiny comet are visible in this image.  I only wanted to check the size of Comet Jaques on this night, since I missed imaging it when it was at it’s best.   I regret that I did not get a chance to shoot it back then, but at least I finally got to see it.

IC 342 Grand Spiral Galaxy

IC 342 Galaxy. 23×180 sec plus 24×300 sec @ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.
IC 342 Galaxy. 23×180 sec plus 24×300 sec @ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.

Here’s one you don’t see too often.   A large spiral galaxy that happens to be dimmed by dust in our galaxy.  If it were not for that dimming, this object would be one of the brighter DSO’s in the sky.  It is still the 3rd largest galaxy visible to us, behind M33 and M31, the Andromeda Galaxy.

Gamma Cassiopeiae, IC59 & IC63

Gamma Cass, IC59, IC63 on Oct 25, 2014.   98x60" ISO 6400, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.
Gamma Cass, IC59, IC63 on Oct 25, 2014. 98×60″ ISO 6400, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.

The Gamma Cass area with the, “Ghost Nebula” (IC63) was an appropriate target for this time of year with Halloween just around the corner.  This was actually just a test run for how well ISO 6400 would work with 80-100 sub-images.  Click the image for an enlargement or click here to see the full size version.

Southern Sadr Region

Southern Sadr Region.  37x180" ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.
Southern Sadr Region. 37×180″ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.

This is in Cygnus and is the middle star of the Cygnus cross, Sadr.   I love this area and it has so much nebulosity.   I really need to devote more time to it, as this is only a taste, it seems.